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  • One vulnerability involves flaws in the way scores of manufacturers of Apple, Google Android and Blackberry devices, among others, have implemented an obscure industry standard that controls how everything from network connections to user identities are managed.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as keyboards, thumb-drives and mice can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • SINGAPORE, July 31- Singapore risks tarnishing its business-friendly reputation by implementing new labour laws that require companies to prioritise hiring locals over foreigners for middle income jobs, analysts say.

  • Facebook's Internet.org expands in Zambia Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Facebook's Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia's Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free.

  • BOSTON, July 31- USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

  • RPT-FACTBOX-Google under European regulatory spotlight Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    July 30- Google Inc faces a variety of challenges from European Commission regulators, in contrast to its experience in the United States where the Internet search company has largely mitigated regulatory threats.

  • Samsung profit falls as smartphone sales slow Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. reported a bigger-than-expected fall in second quarter profit on Thursday and said it was uncertain if earnings from its handset business would improve in the current quarter. Its net income for the April-June quarter dropped 20 percent to 6.3 trillion won from 7.8 trillion won a year earlier.

  • Samsung Electronics' 2Q profit miss forecast Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. reported lower-than-expected profit for the second quarter on Thursday and said it was uncertain if handset business profit would improve during the current period. Its net income during the April-June quarter dropped 20 percent to 6.3 trillion won, compared with 7.8 trillion won a year earlier.

  • July 30- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported its first quarterly profit as a public company, shrugging of analyst forecasts of a loss as small business customers spent more on advertising. Yelp shares fell as much as 3 percent in extended trading, before recovering most of the lost ground.

  • July 30- Yelp Inc, the operator of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported its first quarterly profit as a public company, shrugging of analyst forecasts of a loss, as it won more small businesses customers. Yelp, which listed almost three years ago, competes with internet search engines from Google Inc, Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp's Bing.

  • FACTBOX-Google under European regulatory spotlight Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    July 30- Google Inc faces a variety of challenges from European Commission regulators, in contrast to its experience in the United States where the Internet search company has largely mitigated regulatory threats.

  • BRUSSELS/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 30- European regulators are preparing what could be a stern challenge to Google Inc's mobile software business in the coming months after a nearly four-year investigation into the company's Web search practices left rivals and European politicians dissatisfied.

  • July 30- Diamond rings on display at Nordstrom's flagship Seattle store are not for sale. It is the first time the company has turned to brick and mortar in its 15- year history, showcasing products in two Nordstrom stores.

  • DUBLIN, July 30- Ireland is in the firing line from Washington again for luring U.S. companies to its shores for tax benefits, but despite contrite noises coming from Dublin, it has too much to lose to discourage U.S. firms bent on shifting their tax domiciles.

  • The most attractive bankers work here Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest financier of them all? An analysis of one dating app's data breaks it down.

  • Winning over the promiscuous India consumer Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Global brands are learning to get creative with wooing the price-sensitive Indian consumer, who has a penchant for bargain-hunting and little brand loyalty.

  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Dustin Moskovitz has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago.

  • How Samsung could (still) win the smartphone wars Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 1:47 PM ET
    A Samsung Galaxy Tab S is on display at Madison Square Garden in New York during an event.

    With lowered guidance, Samsung should focus on how to dominate lower cost smartphones from Chinese companies and maintain its large market share.

  • Escaping email: Inspired vision or hallucination? Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. Moskovitz is trying to turn that chronic headache into an afterthought with Asana, a San Francisco startup he runs with former Facebook and Google product manager, Justin Rosenstein.

  • WalmartLabs "Acqhires" social shopping app Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:50 PM ET
    Luvocracy website page

    Walmart's e-commerce operations' tech arm acquired the social shopping site Luvocracy and plans to shut it down. Re/Code reports.